“Ephesus Ghazal” read in German by Jan Wagner

Ephesus Ghazal, Jan Wagner This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the German poet Jan Wagner, inspired by the book of Paradise in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“Eleven Maxims from the Book of Ill-Humour” read by Don Paterson

Eleven Maxims from the Book of Ill-Humour, Don Paterson This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by Don Paterson, inspired by the book of Ill-Humour in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“Electrocardiogram” read by Fatemeh Shams

Electrocardiogram, Fatemeh Shams This Persian poem was written for “A New Divan” by the poet Fatemeh Shams, inspired by the book of Wisdom in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“Aubade” read in Arabic by Mohammed Bennis

Aubade, Mohammed Bennis This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis, inspired by the book of The Cup-Bearer in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More